Park(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into temporary public places.
Organizers identify specific community needs and values and use the event to draw attention to issues that are important to their local public—everything from experimentation and play to acts of generosity and kindness, to political issues such as water rights, labor equity, health care and marriage equality. All of these interventions, irrespective of where they fall on the political spectrum, support the original vision of Park(ing) Day: to challenge existing notions of public urban space and empower people to help redefine space to suit specific community needs.
In addition to being quite a bit of fun, Park(ing) Day has effectively re-valued the metered parking space as an important part of the commons – a site for generosity, cultural expression, socializing and play. And although the project is temporary, we hope Park(ing) Day inspires you to participate in the civic processes that permanently alter the urban landscape.
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